Compared to Western women, Muslimah More Great Recognized in the Field of Science

Padang ekspres.net-When Western countries imposed a ban fuss incessantly even veiled and veiled Muslim women in public places including educational institutions, when most of Western society still holds that demeaning Islam and oppress women, Muslim women in fact emerged as the most educated women around the world. Even in the countries of Saudi Arabia, who imposed strict Islamic rule against the women. The Muslim in Saudi Arabia, the average university graduate and become women who excel and succeed in the world, including in the field of science.

UN agency in charge of education issues, UNESCO in its latest report states that women who enroll in university level and the women who holds a degree in Saudi Arabia in excess of the average number of women in the West who hold a degree or education up to university level .

UNESCO report also mentions, in 13 Muslim countries, women who carry out the science is higher than the percentage of women in the U.S.. Even in Saudi Arabia, 40 percent graduate with a doctorate are women! Among Arab leaders, known today actively introduce science to women so that they are interested in studying or plunge into the world of science is Sheikh Mozah of Qatar and the Princess Sumaya of Jordan.

Undoubtedly, the women muslimlah who now leads science in the Islamic world revolution. One of the Muslim achievements in science have been recognized world is Samira Islamic world. A Saudi Muslim origin who holds a PhD and one of the few women of the world who got the award "Women in Science" from UNESCO.

In their home country, Samira was instrumental in developing the educational system for women. He said that, in many respects, the situation in Saudi Arabia in the late 1950s - when she was a teenager - very much different to today. "In those days is still very small number of schools and education for women is still very primitive. Most parents in Saudi Arabia would rather stay at home daughter, only to learn the Quran. That is the maximum education of women Arabia at the time," said Samira .

But Samira lucky to have parents, especially his father who wanted to get a good education. Samira's father hiring teachers from local schools to mentor Samira learning. Upon entering junior high school levels, Samiran father realizes high school level educational facilities for her daughter is very minimal in Saudi. Samira was then sent to Egypt to continue school and eventually graduated to get a PhD in pharmacy.

"PhD degree which I successfully achieved the big news in Saudi Arabia and many people who interviewed my dad," said Samira.

He then told, "There is a newspaper that interviewed my father, it was the last time my father was interviewed before he died. The last question asked a newspaper reporter was on my dad was, how she felt about her daughter, the first Saudi female menjdi PhD degree . My dad said, 'Now, I can accept death with calm.' "A few months later, my father died and Samira Samira decided to return to Saudi Arabia.

Samira then worked the King Abdul Aziz University perkualiahan opened specifically for female students, although they are not officially allowed to enroll at the university. But not many women who attend college classes because of schedule after the maghrib and location of the lecture hall that is separate from the university. Samira was not comfortable with this condition. He then fought to a special lecture program for university students was used as the official program.

Samira struggles are not running smoothly because Saudi society is still very passionate about and still think that women do not need an education outside the home. The leadership of King Abdul Aziz University reminds Samira that fanatical groups to kill him if it risked opening a special lecture for students. But Samir insisted on being given a chance.

"There was a fanatical group of people - I do not like using the term the Islamists - who damage the image of Islam, because among them there are the opportunists who oppose school for girls. This group came to King Faisal and said that they would not let children their daughters to school. King Faisal said, 'Even if the school was there in the desert, anyone who wants to please the school principal, who did not want to go to school do not need to come to school,' "said Samira recounts.

Samira struggles coming to fruition in 1974. The girls may officially register at the university. They can take medicine and science majors. "Time is running fast and most people are now able to accept those changes," says Samira.

In the first year, says Samira, there were 40 female college students enrolled in science majors and 60 female students enrolled in medical school. Now, 55 percent of the total number of Saudi students are women. "I do not know whether this is due to the influence of my experiences living in Egypt, but I want to see any change although slowly, and many things have changed now. We have a Muslim-Muslim who proved intelligent and capable of being a scientist," said Samira.

That's Saudi Arabia, not to other Muslim countries which tend to give more leeway for women to get education as high. UNESCO report shows that the Muslim from the Islamic world has been defeated Western women in terms of education. Not impossible, the world of science in the world has ever triumphed in the hands of Muslim scientists, in the future will be in the hands of the Muslim-Muslim from Muslim countries. (Ln / elan)

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